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grows, if you follow the metaphor that bullying is a systemic virus, then the environment has to change so the virus cannot grow and the only way the environment changes is if youth and adults begin to speak with one voice about changing the social norms that allows it to happen. it makes sense to most of us, you have it khaifrpb the social norms. we must educate. but we must go beyond thinking more rigor will get us better achievement. we have to remember a school is a community and in a xhuept, people look out for each other. they've got each other's back. how do we begin to promote that idea that we are in this thing together? we believe it's through, unfortunately but truly, self-interest. kids are driven developmentally by the desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of an affinity group. if we can capitalize on their desire to look out for their friends and give them some more tools and opportunities and support, they will begin to do what we need them to do to at least confront it in their own small cell of social influence and the compounding and leveraging of that begins to
't believe in that. we mean that every classroom, every school environment should be a safe environment where everyone is welcomed regardless of who you are, regardless of your ethnic background, sexual orientation or cultural background and we don't couple that with behaviors that kids will display. and the other thing in terms of context that i want to make sure is clear and i didn't am happy you're here and we are fighting a battle against pop culture and the messages they receive on tv, logging on to the facebook page, logging on to all of the social media that is out there, think how many times in pop culture they refer to someone as "their little b, or little n" and that's just the way we greet each other and for someone that entered school only speaking spanish and you think about the language issues and in spanish i can tell you a whole bunch of terms that people use to great each other that are so racist, homo phobic and have a length and accepted as accepted and we need to work together and we're dealing with a culture we are trying to shift and in san francisco we are proud
health and safety and environment because we are discharging into the bay and into the ocean. this is essentially the first treatment here at our waste water treatment facility. what we do is slow down the water so that things either settle to the bottom or float to the top. you see we have a nice selection of things floating around there, things from bubble gum wrappers, toilet paper, whatever you dump down the toilet, whatever gets into our storm drains, that's what gets into our waste water treatment and we have to clean. >> see these chains here, this keeps scum from building up. >> on this end in the liquid end basically we're just trying to produce a good water product that doesn't negatively impact the receiving water so that we have recreation and no bad impact on fish and aquatic life. solids is what's happening. . >> by sludge, what exactly do you mean? is that the actual technical term? . >> it's a technical term and it's used in a lot of different ways, but this is organic sewage sludge. basically what it is is, oh, maybe things that come out of your garbage dispo
is an ordinance authorizing the department of the environment to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $13,100,000 from the california public utilities commission, through pacific gas and electric company, to implement an energy use and demand reduction through energy efficiency program and amending ordinance no. 165-12 (annual salary ordinance, fys 2012-2013 and 2013-2014) to reflect the addition of five grant funded positions (fte) at the department of the environment, for a term from january 1, 2013, through december 31, 2014. >> thank you. we have i believe guillermo rodriguez from the department of environment on this item. and i believe you have an amendment. >> good morning, supervisors. yes, i do have an amendment i'd like it make on page 1 * to make on page 1. [speaker not understood]. line 8 numeral 5 should be changed to 3 in the bolded section. the 3 ftes that are mentioned, we are correcting that typo. >> if you can speak to the item. >> certainly. just a brief background. this is the fourth contract since 2003 continuing energy efficiency programs in san francisco. the funds
for human and environmental health. lead addresses five categories that enhances environment. indoor air quality, energy, water, materials and resources, and sustainable sites are the five categories for the lead. you can go for several gold or platinum certifications. >> the city wanted to be silver lead status. . maybe gold was a stretch. and people said, if we're going to be a sustainable organization that the pucs this has got to be the top of the line. it's got to be a lead platinum building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looki
to concentrate and learn. so a school safety environment is no. 1 and we know that when you have that safe environment it's backed up by respect and trust, students will learn better, they will attend school better and academically they will do well and socially they will do well. so socially we're very concerned about implementing at the ground level these laws tom has led the way in enacting. >> but there are a lot of people who don't think this is an issue, unfortunately, sadly. i know you are a big believer in this in mental health and good physical health and the link to academics. could you talk about that, please? >> all the research points to having a healthy school environment, having health in your life, many students, a quarter of our students in california have poverty, a quarter of our children have no health care. what was a million students a year and a half ago is now a million and a half. when you have good nutrition and good health, you will learn better. it goes hand in hand with good mental health and a good school environment. the research points out, we want our k
. learn about it. it will save our environment by using a viable renewable resource it will create jobs for millions of californians. it will be reforest our trees, seal, expunge, destroy any felony, misemeanor, present or prior. it will allow those 21 and over responsible adults to use cannabis responsibly like they do in other nations. it will tax the recreation industry like tomatoes and the money will go to the social infrastructure. we will go nationwide with this. plan ongoing worldwide with this. we will end the war on cannabis. using a medicine that comes from god, genesis 2:9, crack open your bibles. san francisco is a city of love. congratulations. it is the interest of my life work since 1976. god bless you all. >> next speaker. >> president chiu, supervisors, elected officials and public. i stand to be in a great deal of excitement because within our african-american tradition we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. i congratulate those who have been elected on this most auspicious occasion. i want to say that i think it is very good
feel special. and also staff members and teachers guarantee that we have a safe environment to learn. and they make us feel comfortable and safe to share our feelings. i enjoy math and science, because the teachers teach us in chinese. and they teach us step by step. i am proud to be a student at alice fong yu. thank you. [speaking foreign language] [applause] >> hello, everyone, i am maze. i a seventh grader at alice fong yu, and i am peer mediator. afy is an amazing school. the chinese i learned there has been helpful in so many situations. if not for me being able to speak chinese, i would not be able to communicate with people that can only speak chinese. and it will definitely help me in the later years. i am so happy that alice fong yu has the national blue ribbon award. it definitely deserves it. [applause] [speaking chinese] [applause] >> good evening, i am may, i was born in raised here in san francisco, and i live in bay-view hunter's point. i am an eighth grader attending ali alice fong yu, we are given a great experience to learn chinese. in my grade we have seven subject
to be so passionate about the environment specifically? >> because i have children, because the knowledge that we are devastating our national resources and that we continue to be addicted to the very thing that is killing us, fossil fuel, chemicals, power plants that are spewing fossil fuel, that we are addicted to them. they're killing us and we are not involved enough and there's not enough money behind alternative energy and there should have been. we could have done it, we haven't done it, we have to do it. global warming is happening. climate change is here. i don't want to be the person that doesn't talk about it. i don't want to be the person that denies it. there's too much science. there was a moment in the early 90s and that was when i had my first kid. i mean, this is really selfish, you know. i had my first kid and i thought, oh, my gosh. i started learning about what was really going on. they talked about greenhouse. remember, the time magazine said, "what is the greenhouse effect?" there was a moment where we were all really motivated and then i don't know what happened. pe
, as supervisors may know, the department of the environment for environment now program, we are working with the san francisco public utilities commission to do a grassroots multi-lingual outreach component to educate folks about their options under clean power sf. so, we do have that component and group of individuals that will be canvassing san francisco with respect to clean power. we have a group of outreach specialists that's specifically for energy watch. and at least from our perspective at this moment, the two are not mutually exclusive, but to not confuse a customer with multiple messages, we've kept the two programs, two outreach programs separate at this point. >> but there's no like firewall between the two -- >> i don't know if there is a firewall. it's something i'll have to get back to you and the committee on. if there is any prohibition between marketing these programs and clean power sf. >> following up on supervisor avalos' comments around where your outreach or where the program participants are, i know that you said that it narrows the merchant areas. i guess the qu
for years in the economy, and even our environment. as increased use of natural gas has reduced co2 emissions in the united states in 1992 levels. since 1990, the industry has invested more than $252 billion in improving the environmental performance of our products, our facilities, and our operations. between 2000-2010, the amount of industry investment for technologies to reduce greenhouse gases was $71 billion. compare that to the $43 billion spent by the federal government over that same time. compared to all other industries combined, which were just slightly larger than what our industry invested. u.s. refiners have invested more than $137 billion since 1990 in technologies to produce even cleaner fuels and meet the growing variety of state and federal mandates. it complete transitions compared to gasoline is estimated to have resulted in the reduction of tailpipe emissions by cars and light duty trucks, the equivalent of taking 164 million cars off the road. and through increased efficiency, we are doing much more with less. america uses about half as much energy today to pro
business. the combination of policies that are not hostile to business and an environment which actually welcomes new businesses and new jobs is working. it is clear. in a competitive world, policies matter. companies have choices. job-creators have choices. that is why our work is far from done. that is why a top priority must be to continue new jersey's record of excellence in education and to fix problems where we are failing. in higher education, the task force led with skill by former governor tom kean has helped us develop strategies for making new jersey's institutions more competitive. we need to turn new jersey's universities -- including rutgers -- from good to great, because that will help us keep more talented new jersey students in new jersey and will strengthen the link between higher education and high quality jobs. at the heart of these reforms we need, of course, is the plan to make sure that new jersey's critically important medical and health sciences institutions remain world class. by merging rutgers and umdnj in the north and rowan and umdnj's stratford campus in th
are exquisitely attuned to what's happening in our immediately environment and what we can see around us and what literally touches us physically. if you're walking through the woods and you hear the crack of a stick behind you, your body immediately goes into a fear response, a fight or flight response. climate change isn't that kind of a problem. it's not an immediate, visceral threat. and i can say right now, this very day we can look out the window and there's co2, carbon dioxide, pouring out of tailpipes, pouring out of buildings, pouring out of smokestacks. and yet we can't see it, it's invisible. the fundamental causes of this global problem are invisible to us. and likewise the impacts are largely invisible to us as well unless you know where to look. so it's a problem that first of all we can't see. and secondly it's a problem that is seemingly faceless. it's not like terrorists who we can imagine who are coming after us trying to kill us and challenge our fundamental values. it's a problem that we can't see, that's going to have long term impacts that aren't going to just impact us now,
justice. but if we can't have environments where students feel comfortable attending school, being comfortable with themselves and in themselves in a school environment we will never have students that are predicated in a way to be able to learn. we have to have safe schools. so what we did this year, when all of our administrators came back from summer break, every administrator from principals to the purchasing manager, everyone saw bully this year. and we spent a full year with our bifl department of student, family and community resources, we spent a full day debriefing that movie and going through a process where we talked about it and it was amazing to see grown adults having these realizations about what bullying meant to them and having a commitment from every administrator in our district that we will not allow that to happen this year and that will be one of the focus areas this year. so the ability to have these children now watch the movie as well was extremely moving to us yesterday. i just have to share one anecdote from that movie. we had a question and answer ses
to our transportation system. we want people to get around in a way that steps lightly on the environment. we want people to get around in ways that are enjoyable. and that really contribute to what makes san francisco special, such as our wonderful cable cars. but above all, we want to make sure that people can get around the city safely. it's no good to have a great transportation system if people can't get around safely. people need to not only be able to be safe, but to be able to feel safe, and nowhere is that more important than when you're on foot because that is when you're arguably the most vulnerable. it's also how every trip starts and ends. and many trips in san francisco, and we want more of them in between, to be on foot as well because it's a nicer way to enjoy the city. but if we want people to be out and walking, we need them to be safe. we want them to feel safe, and that's what we're here to talk about today. and none of that will happen without great leadership. so, without further ado, happy to bring up our great leader, the mayor of the city and county, ed lee. (appl
a healthy safe and inclusive environment for all school students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing tre
are two of his "ten predictions" for 2013. >> so the key, susie, is we're in an environment where stocks continue to climb walls of worry, and the economy continues to muddle through, not similar to last year. last year the economy some days okay, some days not so okay, and the stock market kept climbing that wall of worry. last year stocks were up 16%, s&p 500, and we only need about half that to achieve a new all-time high. i think we'll get there. >> susie: bob, how do markets go higher when the individual investor is out of the picture, so fearful of investing in stocks. do we see the return of the individual this year? >> i wish i could say we're going to see that, susie. but the individuals who own a lot of bonds first need to see bonds going down in price to be willing to sell them to buy stocks. i think we hit a new all-time high without much participation by the individual. it is the corporation itself that has the big burially since the become oof 09. >> susie: you believe the emerging markets are going to do better than the u.s. so should investors focus outside the u.s.? >> i
, not dumping chemicals bad for the environment, a growing vegetables, how can that be something in violation? >> is a head scratcher. the municipal code is about political power. and right now stay at home gardening is on the rise so more cities will overturn the code but do we want to fight to grow our garden? gerri: it should be a given. more and more cases like this house are the courts responding? >> it is heartening. it is disturbing because property rights are a cornerstone of liberty you can say this is mine and you cannot say anything about it. with eminent domain of use and the epa is a huge violator have been doing a pretty good job they have been slapped down to the epa because they declared someone's land a wetland in you cannot challenge this while be fine you $75,000 per day. gerri: we heard about that. i knew about them in the domain. good reasons and very bad reasons. can and should americans fight back? >> absolutely. politics is messy but one rule is they will find the easiest path to get what they want. there is the case next week involving a guy who had a permit the city
into "man, machine, and environment." they will try to figure out what caused collision. the crew of the ship staying on board the "overseas raymar" in san francisco bay hopefully enjoying four or five days of unexpected vacation time enjoying the sights of san francisco bay as the coast guard and the ntsb get the investigations going. >> the abc7 news i-team has been digging into the background of guy kleess, piloting the "overseas raymar" at the time of the accident. there are three addresses under his name. one in san francisco. one in wyoming. what appears to be the current one in maryland. you see video provided to us by the san francisco bar pilots who work a week on and a week off but can trade ships. we asked shipping officials about the possibility of pilot fatigue and the bar pilot came to san francisco from maryland right before the crash. >> was he on a red eye? >> we do not know when he came on or off or when he got on or off the ship. >> the shipping industry has filed suit to get information of the pilot's shift and whether fatigue is a problem. the bar pilots and t
in this challenging economic environment, domestically and globally? >> absolutely. first, you've got to get through the fiscal issues. balance in the deficit and budgets, number one. and then we need to get to tax reform. it is a big deal. there has not been a major renovation to the tax code since 1986, and that is before the internet. immigration is a big deal. getting the kids in school today studying the sciences and technology and engineering and the math to stay in this country and getting a path to his citizenship and dealing with the competencies' to grow jobs. if you can deal with those issues, we would be off to a great start. >> you have many of your clients in the manufacturing business. looking at the broader economic shift, what do you do in a post- manufacturing world to provide the numbers of jobs that america needs? because it does not appear clear yet. >> we have roughly 12 million jobs through the great recession lost. we have filled about half of those. it will still take some more between five-seven years to get unemployment down to the 5% range. and you are right, the skill se
, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself was not damaged. >> i guess the first thought that came to my mind when i heard about it was the word unbelievable. >> long-time san francisco maritime attorney is not a part of the investigation, but has represented dozens of captains and bar pilots following accidents. >> we want the course recorder. it is like a black box thing. it would show what the maneuvers of the vessel was. i want to look at the engine room logs. i would want to look at the deck log. >> the ntsb investi
about health environment in san francisco. i want to make sure that we have enough health facilities to serve all san francisco, not just one part of the city. i want to make sure that our small businesses are supported. why? i come from a family where we had a small grocery store. i understand what it means to run a small business. maybe people think about 500 people is a small business. i'm talking about businesses that drive neighborhoods, support neighborhoods, give jobs to people in those neighborhoods. i want to work with others on the board of supervisors to improve the conditions support them , and make them thrive. those are some of the things, education, the economy. now that we are through the downturn, and dealt with the cuts, we want to make sure that is we improve the economy that we put ourselves in a better position to deal with these issues in the future so that people who depend on the safety net don't lose it. what i saw is, there were a lot of people suffering out there, and lost that safety net. not everybody but enough people. we don't want that to
and provide a safe learning environment for our students. they fill in for teachers and administrators and enable our district to continue to function. thank you. >> yes, good evening, i am james mccanada, i am a substitute teacher. i am here as a last resort. to prevent the repeat of a substitute staffing problem. that has negatively affected our district elementary school students and middle school for the last four months. board members should have received my e-mail days ago. there has been a slight change, that i will elaborate on in a moment. this has several consequences that are preventible. due to the substitute system failing to provide information. students and schools have suffered needlessly in many ways. first students often receive improper substitutes. and substitutes occasionally unknowing accepted 6-12 assignments. a substitute was attacked with a chair with in a classroom that she believed to be younger schools. she never accepts middle school assignments. this created a truly untangible situation. yesterday grade level information started to appear in the system for
a skeptical and hostile environment, we survived. starting in the 80s with just 25 students started as the first chinese public school opened in san francisco in 1985. as i remember, i remember the quote, which would you teach chinese to them? i try to recall that and to what my colleague said has grown from a small pocket of multi-ethnic students to a student body comprised of many diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. i try to recall how hard we fought, administrator and parents and students and teachers alike. and what we each sacrificed to be be where -- to be where we are today. today i am humbled by my students who excel in two languages and our students are asked to demonstrate their chinese skills. today our graduates go to beijing, china to build bridges using their skills. today educators can answer the question, why teach chinese to them? by simply responding, why not. i share this very prestigious bell award proudly with my students and my staff. because they are the ones helping me make my dream come true every single day. above all, i remain grateful for the opportunity
solve global warming by ourselves seven cisco but we can show what we can do for the environment; i am proud of the fact that we are on the cutting edge but together we should do better. we have a hard-working ethics commission and san franciscans have repeatedly worked for ethics reform; we need to make sure that the laws are enforced and the public is no question our transparency. now, in any legislature is easy to think of ourselves as rivals, as part of one faction or another. today was different about this board of supervisors is that there are more of us who do not think that the rigid labels of yesterday help. no one outside the city sees the differences between us, and there are endless opportunities for each of us to lead. a few months ago our beloved san francisco giants won the world series again. (applause) and they did it because every single member of the team showed up every day, played to the strengths, work together as a team, and took turns making the big plays. whether it supervisor mar, or supervisor farrell addressing looming costs, supervisor breed gett
whether we have a respectable environment or and not part of that is education and we have to educate the adults that spend time with the kids and the federal government will come up with the giens and 37 factors or 40 and frankly most of us won't remember and unless we're prosecuting and looking for the elements of the crime and whether we're going to file a case or not. i i think we need to be more global than this and this works and we need to illustrate the things that aren't acceptable? what is the impact on the victim? what is the impact on everyone else? and working together to solve the problem. >> nancy. >> in some school districts and teachers when i brought up this issue i get back "you're not going to change kids being kids. some kids will pick on other kids and in the dynamic girls will be friends today and the queen bee will turn away from some girl and the enemy today and tomorrow it's somebody else, and again i agree with george and so much of this is the responsibilities falls on those adults who actually have a bird's eye ore worm's eye view of what is going on in
's hard to study the squid because of its harsh environment, but the discovery channel will air a program on their findings later this month. looks like that would be right up your ?ee. yeah, and very clear video. i like that. >> very clear. that's like a monster scwirksd like you want to get out of the way. >> a little creepy, but that's good. okay, 50 today so above average. nothing crazy, but above average. but kind of troubling, because we've had so few days below freezing at national and downtown. could we have a false spring? here's a picture sent to us by mike. it's a crocus coming up, or snowdrops, if you prefer. this is a month or two ahead of schedule. it is not going to be a disaster if it turns cold again and snows. these guys can handle it. but the sign here is if other plants sort of start doing the same thing and it does get dhoocialtiond cab causes some damage. so hopefully we will get the thing turned around to a more normal pattern. we've got to have winter at some point in time. it will also help the flu, by the way. winds will become northwesterly 10 to 15 after the co
at getting your hands clean but those microbeads that are in soaps could be bad for the environment. the company that makes dove soap said it will stop using them by the year 2015. the tiny beads are made out of plastic. the problem is when they go down the drain, they can end up in the ocean where they're swallowed by marine life. the company said it is looking for an alternative to the my cree beads. >>> the end is year for paper. social security is giving two months to switch to electronic deposit. the treasury department says mailing costs $4.6 million per month. those who switch over will still get paper checks after march 1st and they will contact them in a more personal direct way. >>> we call 911 for emergencies. at least that's what we're supposed to do, right, when this happens. this story will leave you shaking your head. this woman called 911 to get out of several speeding tickets. >> the app that everybody is talking about this year, coming up next. @hówç >>> all right. the sun has set. 48 degrees at bwi. most spots today reaching the low 50s, did not make the upper
of your soap to make the environment cleaner. >> first, she became a side line star during the championship game. the girlfriend of alabama quarterback finds herself in the smot light after comments made about her looks. >> from our camera, we can see mainly bright skies over the bay area. and our weather will be turning colder, i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> another check of traffic this is 101 in san rafael moving nicely in both directi hey america, even though she doesn't need them, the depend silhouette briefs for charity to prove how great the fit is even under a fantastic dress. the best protection now looks, fits and feels just like underwear. we invite you to get a free sample and try one on too. >>> bcs championship game turned into a one sided route. >> more competitive was the twitter web concerning catherine webb. >> twitter blew up in the stands. first comments centers around espn announcer's fawning over webb also miss alabama then got personal. >> yes. nfl star invited her out for wing asks a visit to the strip club because that is what eve
enough people. and how do we get them in an environment in which nobody wants to serve and we have a hard time making national security decisions about what to do and make them honestly and intelligently. we've had a pretty lousy record of making intelligent decisions about national security in the last few years. >> i just think it's fascinating that we're now in a position where we need to be transitioning from being a military that is making all of its decisions about dwell time and how much time you got between deployments and who is going to deploy where and when to instead thinking about a mill they're is not at war, that needs to decide what its strength is going to be, its training requirements, its weapons systems are going to be. and the last time we did this really is after vietnam and we've got all these vietnam guys. >> you're absolutely right. if you talk to a guy like marty dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, and you get him against the corner and we're inside the cone of silence and he'll tell you honestly what he believes, he will tell you that one of the majo
.s.s., perhaps should be funded by the space operations budget. we're in a challenging budget environment. fiscal realities demand that nasa become more efficient. consensus has to be established among agency stakeholders, and also to clarify nasa's strategic vision, goals, and mission. the good work that nasa has done and that nasa can do in the future is so very important to me, and to everyone here in this room. i want to preserve our international space station. it is not likely with this electorate than we can expect to go to mars until people can go to the grocery store. it is about the economy. the economy has to improve. i want to work together to insure the american people can get the kind of results that nasa is capable of producing. we have a distinguished panel of witnesses today. this should spark much-needed national dialogue about nasa's future. the group is uniquely qualified to start this important discussion by sharing their own perspective about the strategic direction of america's space program. that concludes my remarks. i now recognize mrs. johnson for her opening statement.
it's had a tremendous year in production, but the political and security environment there remains very challenging. dagen: any other countries, saudi arabia, even the united states with its increasing production here that can make up any loss that we might see in iraq, like is there any cushion anywhere else in the world? >> well, you know, when you look at, you know, where we can see potentially within opec, the saudis are the ones who have their capacity. it becomes an interesting what the saudis will do in terms if we did see losses coming out of iraq. right now we've seen iraqi exports down 10% in december but have not seen a major attack on a facility. for now i think everyone is in sort of wait and see mode. another country you want to watch though is libya. libyan production has been another country that has allowed us to absorb the loss of iranian exports. you do want to watch, do we see any potential problems in libya? that's a country where the security situation does not remain very stable. dagen: thank you. >> thank you for having me. happy new year. connell: let's mov
and your observations on that nexus between the environment and the economy, and then i want to come to gayle, switching gears entirely, and going back to the state park concept you mentioned in your opening remark, so, frank? >> thank you, lynn. we did travel to brazil together. i've never seen a more energetic herder than lynn. [laughter] she recognizedded most of the things we saw, including some i think you have never seen before. it's important to know why we went to brazil and what that tells us about the subject we are talking about today. we went there because we wanted to find out how brazil was doing in its effort to reduce the deep forrestation that was taking place in the amazon. is the first thing we did once we got there was go to a slaughter house. we looked at each other and said, we didn't sign up for that. what's that have to do with deforestation? turns out brazil's effort to reduce deforestization was to enact a law that required certain land owners, many land owners, to take a certain part of their land, a fraction of their land and keep that in natural state, me
be good for the environment but they can be a nightmare for pedestrians. those unintentionally stealthy hybrids can sneak up on you, sometimes with disastrous results. so the national transportation safety board is asking carmakers to add some noise. the agency says a little sound do prevent nearly 3,000 accidents per year. >>> it started with a giant crack. a familiar landmark on a popular bay area beach is erased in a matter of seconds. we talked to the man who saw it all go down. >> beautiful day in san jose today with highs approaching 60 degrees. find out when in your forecast in the south bay you will be dropping below freezing. chilly forecast is coming up. >>> okay, so quarterback wins the national championship. why did his girlfriend get all the glory? i'm dennis o'donnell. and mike singletary could be back as a head coach. find out where coming up. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute
they're low you're comparing them to a pristine environment that was the wilderness but the level you're finding are lower than what we would find in most cities. >> right now, well these are wilderness lakes we should say. these lakes are anywhere from 30 kilometers or sorry, 60 miles to 60 miles away from the major source. you have to fly into the lakes typically with a helicopter or something. they're not right no the oil sand operation. what is i think important to say, if you look at our most polluted site, which is about 15 miles let's say approximately from the major operation, if you look at that, that current levels would find in a city. what is different in many cities and many areas, these pollutants, specific ones we're looking at here, hydrocarbons are decreasing. what we're seeing they're increasing and if you look at predictions just from the oil sand development people themselves, they're estimating in the next 50 years they will increase 2.5 times or 150%. if you do back of the envelope calculation if nothing else changes very soon we'll be reaching levels that are qu
. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself was not damaged. >> i guess the first thought that came to my mind when i heard about it was the word unbelievable. >> long-time san francisco maritime attorney is not a part of the investigation, but has represented dozens of captains and bar pilots following accidents. >> we want the course recorder. it is like a black box thing. it would show what the maneuvers of the vessel was. i want to look at the engine room l
the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the hf the acc. the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol tessult ofg result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself was not damaged. >> i guess the first thought that came to my mind when i heard about it was the word unbelievable. >> long-time san francisco maritime attorney is not a part of the investigation, but has represented dozens of captains and bar pilots following accidents. >> weourse the course recorder. it is like a black box thing. it would show what the maneuvers of the vessel was. i want to look at the engine room logs. i would want to look
, machine, and environment." in other words looking at every possible reason for the collision. there were no injuries and this is no damage to the bridge. 20 crew members of the "overseas raymar" still on the ship in san francisco bay. it has a dented hull and the question is whether will it be fixed and how long will it take? we are interested if that and the crew member is probably more interested than we are. >> abc7 news was the first to report the ship collision on twitter and you can keep up with if you developments by following us at abc7 bay area and at abc7news.com with a slight show with pictures of the damaged ship and bridge support. >> we have new video showing google executive schmidt and former new mexico governor bill richardson on the trip to north korea. this is them earlier today in pyongyang. richardson outlined the real reason behind the visit saying the delegation is asking not korea to put a moratorium on rocket launches and expand the internet in the country. >> closer to home, baseball ham of fame voting will be announced this morning, barry borns is eligible but
in afghanistan? thank you. >> the interment of the -- environment of the narcotrafficker forces in uncertainty. when they raise an orchard or vineyard and turns it into a poppy field -- when he is not sure what is learned happened to him or his family, they turn to narcotics. it takes three months to grow it. it does not need refrigeration or economic integration, nothing. if we see an increased degree of uncertainty, we would probably see more poppy cultivation. it would be listed economic activities. -- illicit economic activities. the leadership [indiscernible] in the areas where the economy is thriving, we have seen a reduction of narcotics and cultivation of the poppy. in areas where we see most of the fighting, that is where most of the poppies are grown. >> let me close with a final question. jim used a number of statistics. one that struck me is i have the right to a 52% of the afghan population thought the country is going on in the right direction. my question to each of you, what is your view? is the country going in the right direction and are you optimistic or pessimistic as we lo
the environment pericop. >> a consolation brand. mastercard is an upgrade. i am seen mostly good things out there. there is a little bit of-on of the market. >> we would check back with rob that 915. >> let's check then with erica as we take a look at the weather. >> it is pretty clear conditions. this is the golden gate bridge. if we do have some areas of dense fog. it is 47 degrees right now in san francisco and 40 degrees out in concord. we do have some areas of fog. a strong cold front will drop through from the gulf of alaska it is cloud conditions and yes we do have moisture as well. if future cast 4 states that by lunchtime there will be just light rain. as to put the clock in motion which was an increase in cloud cover. there will be 2:00 p.m. for the heart of the bay around napa and santa rosa. >> as we set the clock in motion at 5:00 p.m. your evening ride home you should expect some light rain. the snow levels will drop to about 8,000 ft. in the bay area. there is not a lot of moisture and i do not think that we will see in the snow. if you are heading up to a tall pole there are no ch
keeps going. and we also had donald olivier from the department of environment come and talk a little bit about his organization's interest and some of the work they've done currently with the puc on helping with outreach. so, that is -- that was something that we did that was great. and the minutes, the draft minutes you have, it's also on the website. as far as our membership, we are currently at 15 of 17 members seated, and i would love to thank supervisor kim for her recent appointment of nella manuel who is our 15th member. we have two vacant seats currently. if anyone knows anyone who would like to be on the citizens advisory committee in supervisor farrell's district, please send them his way. also, we need a large water user that mayor lee appoints. i'll be putting together a report the past year, what we did forward looking and what we'll be working on in 2013. and if anyone has anything that they would like to see us give input that would be helpful for the commission, i'd loch to know that either now or any kind of correspondence. * love to know that thank you. >>
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